Audi has announced the 2011 Q7 will be available with a new 3.0-liter TDI engine. It produces 150 kW (204 PS / 201 hp) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque.

Audi has announced a new entry-level diesel engine for the 2011 Q7. Based on the exisiting 3.0-liter TDI the new engine has less power but is more efficient.

The Q7 3.0 TDI produces 150 kW (204 PS / 201 hp) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque.  That's a reduction of 36 PS (27 kW / 36 bhp) and 100 Nm (74 lb-ft) of torque.  The TDI engine enables the crossover to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 205 km/h (127 mph)

However, thanks to an eight-speed automatic transmission and an engine start/stop system, fuel consumption is now only 7.2 liters per 100 km (32.7 mpg US) and CO2 emissions are 189 g/km - the lowest in its segment.

In Germany, pricing starts at €51,800 but can quickly escalate with options such as climate-controlled comfort seats, a panoramic sunroof, and an advanced infotainment system.

Gallery: 2011 Audi Q7 gets more efficient with new 3.0 TDI engine